Applied Mycology in Horticulture and Agriculture

When the growth season has started and your cultivated plants are large enough for the mulching (green manuring) process to begin, you start adding the nettle substrate with the mycorrhizae spores to your cultivated area. First, apply the mulching material (whether lawn cuttings or other grasses) to the plant rows and, in humid weather, add to the rows some wide sprays of your microbiological inoculum. Before spreading your substrate, make sure to add to it cold water (as cold as you can get) for some 5 to 10 seconds, and then increase the temperature quickly to about 20oC. This is to activate the sporulation process, that is, to see to it that the mycorrhizae spores start to grow hyphae that will subsequently hook on to your cultivated plant roots.

 

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